Yesterday was the store launch of Rihanna's collection for River Island and I was once again picked to model the clothing line which was great! This time I got to wear one of my favourite looks of the collection; the denim dungaree top and double denim jeans. With hair and make-up set up on the bottom floor of the River Island store in Oxford Circus the vibe was chilled as we got our bold lip and brow done and our blunt hair cut. We rehearsed a few times on the stage which was more of a catwalk than the show during fashion week which I liked as I really got to give a strong walk to show off the clothes! I was so happy that I was picked to open the show too which is a pretty big deal and I was more than ready to go out there and do my thing. When Rihanna came everyone got excited and she began checking everyones looks over to make sure we all met her standard; she was so friendly, what is ed remembering girls she had worked with before and giving me a big hug when I saw her as well as telling us all to "go out there and look gangsta"- I was hyped! I liked the fact that they debuted some different items as opposed to reusing all of the same looks from fashion week as I got to see a lot more of the collection; it's all very Rih aka stylish as f*ck (as she might say). Of course, more about after the show was done everyone ran to Rih for a picture with some of the models loosing their cool and pushing to get that top spot next to the singer come designer but I'd like to think I played it cool! I asked her if we could take a picture together, flipped on the front camera on my friends phone (mine was MIA at the time) and Rih posed as if it was her own iPhone which was pretty cool haha.
Now the after party. Free drinks and no work the next day (for some lol) are a devilish cocktail for me and as I hardly go out I thought let me enjoy myself! Me, Tsanna, Will, Malika, Nadia and Frida went hard to the hip hop and R&B from 10pm until 2:30am with Rih arriving at 1am on the dot. Although I had got a VIP wrist band as my brother knows Rih and her team and could've been with her I wanted to be with my friends- no one even really dances in the VIP! All in all I had a great day and a wicked night out and I can't wait to see her clothes popping up everywhere!